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Flagstaff’s Dynamic Changing Restaurant Scene

Former Phoenix Suns player and coach Dan Majerle is renovating the historic building on the corner of Route 66 and San Francisco Street that previously housed the Painted Desert Gift Shop. The target date for the opening of the fifth Majerle’s Sports Grill (pronounced Marley’s) location is Sept. 1. Managing partner A.J. Sulka started working […]

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Arizona Cardinals Flying South

As the Arizona Cardinals scramble to find a home for their 2013 training camp, Flagstaff officials press forward. “From the university’s perspective, we’ve moved on,” said Rich Bowen, Office of the President, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Sustainability, and Bio-Medical Initiatives at Northern Arizona University. “We loved having [the Cardinals] here, but we need […]

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Region Serving Spring Break Visitors

While the college revelers head to Daytona or Lake Havasu for Spring Break bikini contests, families seeking winter sports are more apt to visit Northern Arizona for March vacations. According to insiders, Northern Arizona sees a bump in business from family vacationers during spring break. “Over the years, we’ve seen our occupancy rates climb in […]

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Celebrating 75 years of Snow Play

 One of Northern Arizona’s longest running businesses just celebrated a milestone. Arizona Snowbowl observed its 75th anniversary with 10 days of festivities around the ski area and historic downtown Flagstaff last month. The birthday party kicked off with a torchlight ski parade viewed from Hart Prairie Lodge on Feb. 1. Seventy-five torches representing birthday candles […]

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Snow Sports Downtown Drawing Tourists

Skiers and snowboarders will ride again at the Dew Downtown Flagstaff, Urban Ski & Snowboard Festival on Feb. 9 and 10. Festivities are expanded this year to include Heritage Square and night festivities. Many Northern Arizona businesses are involved, including the main sponsors, the City of Flagstaff, Suddenlink and Mountain Dew. Last year, the family-friendly, […]

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United Way Stimulating Local Economy

According to a recent Arizona Rural Policy Institute study, the economic impact of the United Way of Northern Arizona on Northern Arizona is approximately $4.5 million in total output and 50 full-time-equivalent jobs. The Institute, part of the award-winning W.A. Franke College of Business of Northern Arizona University, stated, “In addition to aid provided to […]

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Brewing Sign Code Controversy

According to the International Sign Association (ISA), signage is the least expensive and most effective form of advertising. Signs can account for 50 percent of a business’s customers.   “I was so surprised to get so much response from the signs, compared to other advertising I’ve done,” said one new business owner who asked to […]

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Management Styles Making Workplace Great

Effective personnel management is key to employee satisfaction and productivity. Some Flagstaff businesses use unique management philosophies to transform a good workplace into a great place. Three Flagstaff businesses that embrace such management styles are PuroClean, True North Dentistry and W. L. Gore & Associates. W. L. Gore & Associates appears on every list of […]

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